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where perhaps there may be some peopsyle sympathetic to what th terrorists did that day, i can't -- that's not acceptable to me. >> when you hear them say this is a community center, i's open to everybody, that doesn't do it for you. >> at the enof the day, it's an islamic cultural center with a mosque. it's a big center, and it will bring lots and lots of muslim people gathered here so close to ground zero. >> americans who share unimaginable pain, who have cried on each othes shoulders, are in on some cases at odds near the site of their tragic loss. allan chernoff, cnn, new york. all right. top of the hour, it's noon, it's fredricka's turn. hello to you. it'sal your. have a great day today. >> i'm in the habit of saw "y'all" but not today, n for a while. thank you, t.j.
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e years ago today america was in a state o shock. terrorists had hijacked threed airliners and carried out deadly attacks on theer world trade center and the u.s. pentagon. on this grim aniversary, susan candiottiis at the site in new york city, and let's get started in new york where the deadliest attack took place more than 2,700 people were killed at the world trade center, cnn's national correspondent susan candiotti attended today's memori services at ground zero. she's still there now. susan? >> reporter: hi, fred. as this is winding down, you know, every year this is a mixture of pain and pride. pain, of course, shared by the famiesli of tososs who are lost that day and the collective pain of a nation, but there is also pride. pride and shared memories of loved ones, pride in what they
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accomplished pride in what this country stands for. also there is pride in what is taking place now, what is taking shape at ground zero. that i particularhis year the 9/11 memorial. family members for the very first time werescorted by people who are active involved alin putting t hat memorial together. so, for example, they are seeing the outlines of the reflecting pools that are taking shape. they also saw the 16 swamp oak esees that have been brought to the plaza. these are trees llthat were partially grown in new york, i new jersey a pennsylvania and virginia, all locations with ties to what happened on 9/11. of course, this memorial will be built -- will be opened one year from today,n thene xton anniversary, and everyone is looking forward to that. people here w are leaving the ceremony are filled with emotion. many of them describe it as
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being very powerful each year, many family members tell us fewer and fewer families attend, but those who do sayhey do because they feel a need to be here. for others, it is far too painful an experience to repeat. but it is for many people here a ceremony that they would not want to miss in particula this year being no different. so once again, an interesting day to be sure to be a part of all this w we have a lot ahead us, fred, as you know. >> a lot of this in great contrast. apparently there will be some protests as well as demonstrations, those for and those against the islamic center that is proposed to be built just a few blocks away. a you'll be attending and covering those events as well, right? >> reporter: that's right. as we talk about that, i was discussing with a relative of
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someone who was lost that day, who was here and said sheed was very concerned that they would see some protests around ground zero during the ceremony, but that did not develop as you indicated early this afternoo there will be opposing rallies, some who are poor, the proposed islamic center and mosque and believe in the right of them to build it there, two blocks away from here, but others who are vehemently opposed to it and say it is simply not the right thing to do, too painful to the families in particular of those who died on 9/11.e ey will be kept separate from each other. we talked with police commissioner ray klly about that. she said there will be very tight security. there is no intention for the two groups to come together and the police department intends to do its best to makees sure that doesn't happened. the other thing is the police are making sure that the florida pastor that we've all heard about, who was talking about burning korans is now saying he's not going to do that, but
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in fact he is not invited, we understand, from the organizers who are against the mosque, and he will not be here today. >> all right. susan candiotti, thanks s o muc. we'll check back with youda > throughout the day. in the meantime, president obama spoke the 9/11 it was at the pentagon this morning in washington. cnn's barbara starr joins us live with more on that. >>in good morng to you, ngedric fredricka. the president this morning made that short journey across the potomac to the pentagon in northern virginia, to mark the moment that american airlines flight 77 hit the pentagon with hijacked terrorists on board. 180 people losing their lives at the pentagon. also, of course, remembering events in new york and in shanksville, pennsylvania. i want you to listen to a bit of what the president had to say. >> for a nation, this is a day
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of remembrance, a day of reflection, and with god's grace, a day of unity and wal. we gather to remember ts sacred hour on hallowed ground. at places where we feel such grief and where our healing goes on. >> the president also in the last several days and again earlier this morning reminding americans that this war is not about islam, very much trying to make a point, given the recent events going on in the country about l of this, reminding americans, it is about terrorism, and it is about thosr who attacked on 9/11. fred? >> barbara, i know you have strong memories being you were at the same time, if i'm recalling properly, this is your birthday. what also can you tell me about some othe u.s. troops serving
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right noin afghanistan? that war that began to combat terrorism shortly after 9/11. >> well, you know, eight years on, nine years on now, there are about 100,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan, the largest number ever, the number of wounded, the number losing their lives in this war also reaching record levels, because perhaps there are so many troops there. the military, the pentagon making the point that for some period of years, of course, their focus was on the war in iraq, that the eye was takenff the ball, that the taliban and al qaeda movement gained strength in afghanistan, and now they are beginning to deal with it. general david petrtoaeus knows needs to show progress of some sort by the end of the year. that is what they are looking for, and they feel they might be able to get a handle on it. that's what everybody is looking for. we will see next year on the
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tenth anniversary of the atta s attacks. fred? >> barbara starr, thanks so much. first lady michelle obama joined former first lady laura bush at a 9/11service in shanksville. that's where we find sandra endo. the porter: well, fred, memorial service wrapped up just about an hour ago, and still friends and family members of the victims of united flight 93 are leaving mementoes behind me onhe fence action flowers, cards, american flags. as you iomentioned, former firs lady laura bush as well as first lady michelle obama came here to commemorate the solemn day, and they talked about the passengers on board that flight. everyday passengers who took a stand, a stand against those terrorists on board and became heroes and faced these extraordinary circumstances in the sky. here's a little bit of what they had to say. >> the men and women of flight9 93 were college students and
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grandparents. they were businessmen, pilots and flight attendants.e there was a writer, an antique dealer, a r.lawyer, an engineer. they came from all different backgrounds and all walks of life, and they all took a different path to that september morning. but in that awful moment, when the facts became clear and they re make an impossible choice, they alld found the same eeresolve. they agreed to the same bold plan. they called the op they loved, many of them giving comfort instead of seeking it. >> this peaceful place was not chosen by the terrorists. they had other targets for thei violence and hate.
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this spot was chosen by the passengers of flight 93, who spared our country from even greater horrors. >> reporter: and the field where the plane actually crashed is beyond the stage right there, and people are looking at the site, and it's cordened off now because construction is under way ntfor a permanent memorial. they're hoping that will be b u and ready by this time next year. >> sandra endo, thanks so much. a lot is transpiring, where many of these memorials will be in place by next year marking that ten-year anniversary. ls joins us with dizzy tails on theny progress o look like and how thetion what general public will be allowed to enjoy them on. >> and to participate in what's there. i'm going to start off with ground zero. i want you to see the planned
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development. this is actually what the offici website of the port authority rinks to. it will include five new sky scrapers , national memorial and museum, transportation hub, a retail complex, peorming arts center, all inside. that central tower, the world trade center will riseo 1,776 feel. that's 1776 feet. port authority says it will redefine the new york skyline, i reaseriousing the preeminence as a business center, while also establishing a new architectural icon for the entire country. let's go to the video of the pools, the void where the wds stool, massive waterfalls with the names of all the nearly 3,000 people killed in the 9/11 attacks and trade center bombing in 1993. inscribed, each will be an acre in size, about 400 trees across eight acres.
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let's shift over to the pentagon. there's a lot of meaning in what is there. 184 bench-li structures there, each of which is dedicated to one of the victims from that day. there's this great concrete wall that begins at three inches tall, representing arl 3-year-o girl who was killed there, and continues up to 71 inches,. finally shanksville, i want yoto see a picture of what the construction hk been. it just took place this summer. this is where, as we know, 40 pele were killed in that crash, and hre now, the next picture is what it's supposed to look like. there you go. it has a wall there as lswal. it will have its own veion of memorial plaza. that, fred, shoulde up and going for xt year. it is the beginning of something, and should indeed be up for the ten-year anniversary
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next year. >> at the shanksville location, the impression of the plane, or at least one very deep impression is being preserved, because that would be part of that site. >> ultimately they're building around that whole area. >> extraordinary, thanks very much, josh, keepi us updated on that. wel see you again throughout the day, of course. on to out west. coming up, will colorado firefighters battling a huge blaze get help from the weather? my choice is clear. claritin-d. nothing works stronger, faster or longer for allergy congestion relief without drowsiness. get claritin-d at the pharmacy counter. live claritin clear. [ male announcer ] it's luxury with fire in its veins. bold. daring. capable of moving your soul. ♪ and that's even before you drop your foot on the pedal.
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four dead, dozens wounded, a neighborhood practically leveled. in a san francisco suburb, but the question remains, how did this happen? cnn's dan simon is live from san bruno's city hall. dan, i kn you oke with the lieutenant gover,nor maldonado, who is the acting governor whil governor schwarzenegger is overseas. what did he say? >> fred, first of all, we are at san bruno city hall. we're expecting a press conference in about 30 minutes with the lieutenant governor as
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well as california senator barbara boxer. we believe they'll talk about some of the federal efforts under way to help some of those devastat by this explosion in san bruno. on the things that lieutenant governor abel maldonado sai is he's frustrat frustrated about the 18 months estimated f for the investigati. he just doesn't understand why it would take otthat lo ng to g to the bottom of this incident. meanwhile, we know that residents are still not allowed back in. obviously a lot of frustration with that, as we have been reporting, four people dead from this explosion, including a 44-year-old mother and her daughter. jack we lien grig, the 44-year-old, she actually worked for the californias utilities commission. again, we're still trying to get
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some indication to why that explosion occurred, as we've been reporting, some residents in the neighborhood said they detected the odor of gas for as long as three weeks, some even saying pg & e came out to investigate, looked at the area where the explosion occurred, but residents saying they still smelled the gas in the days before the explosion. fred? >> dan simon, thanks so much. again, about what time problemly? ww fa away are we from the press conference? >> reporter: it's going to be in about 30 minutes, and of course wee set up to carry that live for you, fred. >> perfect. thank you so much. appreciate that, dan simon. we'll have more, of course, on this story. from an ntsb investigator on the scene, we'll be hearing from that person. plus our own josh levs, which takes a look at the previousens of such gad lines across the country. let's talk some weather right now. boy, when you have fires like
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this, weather is all vy important. what are the winds like? what is the rain forecast to be? near boulder, this blaze is under way. and reynolds, what kind of forecast are we looking for? >> one thing they've been dealing with, two key components, very lowhumidity. the second has been the strong winds. today t they expect the humidit to be higher, the winds will die down a bit. that's certainly some good news, however, it still will be dry. in terms of rain, that will not be the forecast, the front range of the rockies, so they'll have a few ises out there. heavier rain expected. if you want to talk about a major rain maker, check out what's happening in the tropics. this wave is off the african cot, but more importantly, that thing they refer to is , igor, with winds of 70 miles an
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hour sustained. it is expected to intensify and possibly toward the end of next week, say thursday, could be the leeward islands as a major hurricane. so, again, a lot to examine today. of course, watch out for the scattered showers out towa the east. we'll talk more on the back half of the show. back to you, fred. are? we at peak now? >> peak was actually yesterday. so right in the middle, but we're starting to go back down the slopes. so that's good news. >> thanks very much, reynolds. nine years after the 9/11 terror attacks, the legal fallout continues. where do we standight now? our legal guys will be along right after this. ♪ band: every day you check the weather check the time check the news onle ♪
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there is much left to be dealt with in the courts. let's look at it with avery freyn, and rich avery. >> hi, fred. >> a $7.4$7.4 billion fund that congress is considering, and this would help take care of any mecal problems that many first-responders have been complaining about. however, it is hung up. where are we on this? do they have any legal recourse? >> well, there are a multitude of avues which first responders who were injured in the rescueeffortshave, but the
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fact is it's too long, tedious, expensive. the wonderful thing about the proposed legislation, fredricka, is that the -- not only will they be compensated and have free health care, but often lawyers will take a chunk of their money. under this legislation, legal fees will be limited to no more than 10%. this $7.4 billion legislation is so important. it went up in smoke because of a rules battle injuly, but we heard carolyn maloney that as soons they return next toweek, they're going to start this up, avoid the rules battle, go straight to a majority, and i think we're looking at success. >> are you looking at a partisan battle, however? or is this one of those issues that you don't have that? >> you only had 12 republicans supporng it in july because of the rules issue, but that's right, that's right, it has been partisan.
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>> richard, you're a new yorker, and probably hear good many of the complaints new yorkers have. do they gain considerably from this, or might they -- >> this fund will be their answer, fred. the question is, when and how long will it take to pass it? eventually it will be passed. president obama has already said he welcomes it, can't wait to sign this bill, except that it's just sadce and disgraceful that once again partisan politics have clogged up something that is so important and so surgeal for these first responde . >> and we're talking nine year after the fac nine years of suffering and discomfortor people who put their lves on the line. >> and people are dying because they're not getting medical treatment.
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imagine some of these heroes swallowed pulverized glass. can you imagine the suffering? it has been nine years, and it needs attention now. that's why congress, both the house and senate have to do something as soon as they retu. >> is this fund the answer? many cities have immunity, in that you can't sue a city for negligence or for csing anything at, you know -- anything that causes you harm, an act, haunwillful or not, tha happens in that city, you c't really pursue that city. is this fund the answerfi for these first responders? because they wouldn't be able to suthe city for, say, negligence? >> they could not sue the city for negligence. they couldn't prove a theory of negligence against the city of new york for this, and, you know, this package, it will provide them with the needed
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compensation and medical treat to be treated. the hangup by the republicans were that this also included some illegal aliens, and therefore they were listed in the definition of "eligible first responders." based on that they couldn't vote for this. that's what they hung their heels on. >> that's right. >> blocking the bill. but avery is itoes to a simple majority, 's on posed to a two thirds majority, it will pass with flying colors, signed prably this year. while we know guantanamo has been around for a long time, it's the detention center. nine years it's been in existence with prisoners or detainees being held there, many of whom, avery and richard have not seen a day in court, have not met with an attorney. we know the president said he was hoping this center would be closed by next year, but which will come firs justice or representation for any one of these detainees?
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or closure of the facility? aver you first. >> it's a wonderful qution. i think we're going to see both. last november, i was very excited when the attorney general said we're going to try khalid shaikh mohammed in district court in snew yoly. i felt strongly about it then, i feel strongly about it now. many of these terrorists would have been tried convicted, wa punished, put away by now if it had been held in the federal district court, indeed of congressional makeshift military tribunals, which they're still trying to tweak. the fact is our super-maxes in seamerica can hold these terrorists, can hold theses prisoners better than guantanamo. sooner or later, hopefully sooner guantanamo will be closed and we'll get these people to trial. >> richard, are you seeing that in the year 2011? or is it difficu to determine? >> you know, fred, every topic we're discussing today is sad and disgraceful.
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nobody has more disdain for these animals, but we're nine years down the road and there are no charges pending. >> isn't part of the problem that -- we've heard the cases of some who, i guess, are contending they have done nothing wrong. >> yeah, remember, this is the united states. they're innocent until proven guilty. as we sit here today, there are no charges pending against them, because the military tribunal arges were dropped, because we thought they were going to be tried in federal district court t new york. now that's up in the air. fred, i'm scared, because there's no end in sight. there may be five, ten years before these people find their day in court. that's not right. >> real quick, guys, there is an injunction, someone is suing, against the imam of this new york proposed islamic center.
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where are we going with this, richard? >> you know, fred, i tell mea students for $225 anybody can sue anybody. it doesn't mean they're going to win. this case is ridiculous. it's going to get thrown out of court. it's outrageous, not provable, i don't believe it states a caulk. >> right. 18 his guy brought litigations against president clinton. it's a farce. >> okay. avery? you concur? >> 0% it's going to be thrown out of court. richard is right. >> we agree. >> nice to see you agree, and we always love it when you disagree, too. we may see you later on this hour, but we're awaiting a press conference as it pertains to that fire explosion. >> understood. >> if that doesn't happen, then i will see you again later on this hour. >> i hope so. >> yes. see you. how do you get humanitarian aid to some of the most dangerous places on earth? send in combat veterans?
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it starts with you troducing yourself to the world of ethan allen. see your ethan allen design center today for two beautiful ways to save. the death toll stands at four iosn this w.k's explosion near san francisco. the search for victims is 95%
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complete, saofficials. the explosion started a firestorm that destroyed 37 homes. the national transportation safety board is investigating, and one official was asked about reports that witnesses smelled gas before that blast.heard >> we've heard about the reports, we're aware of that, and one of the things we'llo do is interview anybody who has claimed at ty noticed a gas odor. in that regard, i would like to say if there's any person who is a potential witness who has not yet been interviewed, please contact the local authorities and talk to them about it. we need all the information we with get, so plee contact th local authorities and we will get it from them. >> we're waiting for a press conference from the lieutenant governor. josh levs has more.
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>> this is drawing a lot of attentioto what a lot of us don't think about. these are some of the latest photos that we're go ahead, from first the destruction, and then the cleanup. we'll be showing you more in a second. i want to jump to a map. this cup from the transportation department. see, these blue lines everywhere? that's an interstate gas pipeline, red is intrastate. you can see a lot of those here in the south, texas, oklahoma has a bunch of them, but miles anmiles and miles. they are all over. they're a sign of just how many we have. i want to jump over here and give you numbers. pipelines in the u.s., 2.5 million miles of these things.
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that's enough to circle the earth 100 times. hazardous liquids, 175,000 miles of pipelines, 32,000 miles of gas transmission, and 2.1 million miles of these pipelines that are distributing natural gas, all underneath us within this country all er. a couple more things. one last thing that important, not contrled by one majorit company. it's controlled by thousands of coanies. the transportagtion says companiebig and small come together to create a total of about 3,000 companies that are overseeing these. it is a time to stop and keep i mind what it is that operates at all times throughout this country and provides a lot of the energy that's important for a lot of things that we use every day, fred. that's this natural gas that's flying thus these pipelines right underneath us no matter
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some combat veterans are on a new miion. they're using lessons they learned on active duty to get aid to the world's most dangerous areas. cnn's kaj larsen, a former navy s.e.a.l. takes us with him on a mission. >> packing for pakistan. >> i'm aember of team rubicon, a group made up of veterans of some of the most elite fighting forces in the world.
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no longer working for the miliry, we're now doing something different, using military training, logistics and technical skills to conduct humanitarian missions in some of the most remote and dangerous countries. >> about five days ago i got a call from them, they're sending a team to deploy to pakistan to assist with the victimsf the flooding disaster there. i headed to the airport to meet up with other team members who had volunteers. at the airport were three oth teammates including former marine william mcnutty. >> i spent eight years in the reserve, became an intelligence specialist. it's our experience we can respond to natural disasters large faster thanlarger ngos. we bring the skillspe that are developed on th battlefield. >> matt told me h this mission differs. >> it's good to come to an area and not have a gun in my hand a
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and be able to get down and help pe alend not have people looking at you with fear, but, you know, with hope. >> reporter: with the team assembled, first stop, dubai. thiss i think hour 23 of our journey to pakistan. in the meantime, some of us are resting. just arrived islamabad, loaded all our gear into the team van. we'll be heading south to get closer to the affected area where the aid work is going to begin. we began the long drive to southern pun jab, a place where international aid is desperately needed for hundreds of thousands of pakistanis, but the is it problem is many westernfoctors are wary of coming here because of the precarious -- >> we assess the risk, we accept a certain levelf risk in line
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with the mission and then we act. concerns about security are constant. upon our arrival there had been three bombings in three days, with more than 100 people killed. . as we're driving to the areas of the southern punjab region most affected by the fods, there's a long contious line, practically a mile long of trucks deliver aid to the region. just the sheer volu is incredible. there must have bn 100 trucks, waiting to try to get supplies into the affected area. after 8,000 miles and three straight days of traveling, rubicon finally arrived to a remote village that ev a month into theo floods has yet to receive medical aid. undawnsed by state department and military warnings about security, the team begins saving lives. doctors eduardo dolan is a member of the team.
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>> what we're going to do is the de facto triage area. we'll diagnose, write the prescriptions. >> reporter: as the team begins to set up a clinic ind an abandoned building, the victims begin taarriving. >> it appears totally floppy, totally unresponsive. >> over here. >> baby is not able to swallow. so we have a baby that is 10, 11 months old, having direa four to five days with vomiting. we now have a situation in which she' probably borders on severe dehydration, to the poi where the baby is listless. >> it is here, despite all the concerns about safety, the taliban threat, mill tans and sectarian violence, the real threat team rubicon finds is that of children an the elderly dying of dehydration.
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it's simple logistics. lives can be saved if aid can get there. for all the thei skills, it's risking the journey to th victims that may be the team's greatest act on this mission. as baby ali, just buff 2,000 villagers teamtr rubicon will treat this day, fights for survival. we're going to move to talk of politics coming up, sort of, sarah palin and aurz get into a twitter spat. the latest headlines right after this. my cice is clear. claritin-d. nothing works stronger, faster or longer for alrgy congestion relief without drowsiness. get claritin-d at the pharmacy counte live claritin clear.
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sometime for a cnn equals politics.we we're keeping track of the headlines. here's the first item onli theya list. unity was on the member last
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night. rick scott recently defeated bill mccollum, but last night a resolution affirming support passed. christine o'donnell has picked up another endorsement. she's won the support of south carolina senator jim dement after getting earlier endorsements from sarah palin, an the tea party express. the party establishment is backing her oponent, representative mike castle. two well-known republicans are in a twitter battle. it started when california governor arnold schwarzenegger was flying over alaska and sent a tweet, saying he couldn't see russia. he was poking fun at former governor sarah palin, and she shot back with a tweet of her own. it mentioned alaska's budget surplus, and asked what schwarzenegger has been up to.
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that was an obvious dig at california's budget problems. alt right. the u.s. government is expected to appeal a federal judge's ruling that declares the military's don't ask/don't tell policy constitutional. let's bring in our legal guys. okay, gentlemen, this federal court in california, ruling don't ask/don't tell unconstitutional, but does it not take an act of congress in order to actually repeal this policy? richard? s. >> yeah, it does take an act of congress, and congress will act on this, fred, you know, in order to be effective and not unconstitutional, this statute has to see some legitimate and, you know, fine purpo. w however, here, what this judge has ruled i that it's actually been harmful to the military, some 13,000 military personnel have been discharged based on
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violating this policy, and, you know, in this day and age, there really is no room for this kind of unconstitutional statute controlling our lives. >> do you agree, then, this means this will expedite congress to act on this? >> maybe. doone really has nothing to do with the other. this is a law that's been on the books -- >> really? >> yeah. a district judge says unconstitutional, the obama administration has been proposing getting rid of the law anyway. this only adds another layer, congress should correct the mistake. >> meaning this is another legal argument, uld it go all the way to the supreme court to hear those arguments? >> no, no. the obama administration has to appeal it, because they've got to protect the law passed by congress. the irony, fredricka,ag is they agree with the federal district judge. all theyan do right now is work with congress to create a
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new law addressing the issue. the fact is that very few people doubted the law, even back in 1993, wasconstitutional. it took a federal court two days ago to say it is. it gives impetus to congress now to do the right thing. >> richard, you want to take a stab at a timeline then? >> no. i don't know when this is going to come down. i want to give you a moment of reflection today on 9/11, because anybody who was in new york city on that day, to this day it will be like yesterday, they'll never forget the smells, they'll never forget the constant emergency vehicle sirens or the fighter jets circli. no one will er forge that. it seems like yesterday, and just a tragedy. >> and let me tell you stmething, richard, america will never forget. not just the folks who suffered deep by, but in washington, d.c., certainly shanksville, an for the hundreds of thousands affected, this is a day of remembrance, and it's a day off
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reflection. ar it also demonstrates that we are the greatest nation in the world, becauseane are a tolerant people, and we understand the significance of what this day really is. >> very wel said. thanks very much, gentlemen. appreciate it. good to see you this weekend and every weekend. >> have a good weekend, fred. >> all the best to you. take care, fr. we appreciate that. we'll be back with weather conditions on this september 11th anniversary day. i want to give my 5 ployees health insurance,
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as we an upte fro san bruno, i want to bring in our reynolds wolf withkind of the before and after what took place before and afterel this,
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what is believed to be a gas explosion. >> it's amazing to see the fingerprint that it left on the planet. here's a shot of san bruno before the fire.'s that's before. now let's transfer over to the after shot. it looks very similar to what you would see if you ha abld lae blast, or if you had, say, a large tornado, just utterat devastation. weather condions there today still remain relatively dry, and also for much of the central rockies. of course we've been talking about with the fire situation in parts of boulder, yesterday they had what is referred to as a red flag warning, where you have low humidity and strong winds. today the winds are a big weaker, humidity is higher, but still they have the work cut out for them. an entirely different scenario
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when you get into the central and western great lakes. you have the daytime heating, as well as the moisture coming april way up. chance of storms also in parts of the southeast, and certain into arkansas, maybe even north texas before the day is out. it's all texas when it comes to the he. the in dallas. hue humidity in houston. for the french quarter, about 91 degrees there, 80 in denver, phoenix 102, and 95 in las vegas, but that's a dry heat, whatever that's supped to mean. >> it means a better hair day with the heat. >> exactly. not a bad day in boston with 73. for any of the memorial services you might be attending, say at ground zero, temperatures will be in the 0s, very dry conditions there, washington 81, and in pennsylvania pretty dry there, too. i would say temperatures leaning toward the lower 80s. what maybe bad is something we're seeing in the atlantic right along the